Nerds. The Los Angeles Times wants you.
The Los Angeles Times is seeking a developer to join our staff as part of the next class of Knight-Mozilla fellows.
The program will place coders with news organizations around the world for 10 months of open-source experimentation.
One of those chosen to participate will land here in downtown Los Angeles with our team, the Data Desk.
We are a collection of reporters and programmers in the middle of the newsroom who collaborate on maps, databases, analysis and visualization.
An example is set by Armand Emamdjomeh, a developer on our team.
In the past year, he has mastered the state of California's difficult car-accident database. Partnering with others around the newsroom he's published groundbreaking work on the most dangerous intersections and lax hit-and-run enforcement.
He also teamed with designers and some of our most intrepid reporters to produce the multimedia presentation for an investigative series on deplorable conditions at Mexican farms, a project which lead to significant reforms.
With a deluge of data swamping our world, we need more people like him with the skill to interrogate structured information — and the courage to share the truth it tells.
In short: We need nerds.
So apply today. Take a chance on something new and play a part in the rewiring of media in the online age.
You'll move to beautiful Los Angeles, earn a real paycheck and even get to travel to Mozilla's MozFest in London.